also told the conference it would invest in a NT$500-million (US$16-million) research project concerning artificial coral and the cleaning up of the waters around Penghu.
"Working with OFDC
will make the process of certification for our UK licensees wanting to export to China both efficient and cost effective.
While domestic certificates are primarily granted by the OFDC
, international validation is carried out via the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA).
According to the OFDC
, the jump in foreign production was fueled primarily by the low exchange rate and federal and provincial tax credits.
"This office and the OFDC
want to take a pro-active approach as opposed to a reactive one," Silverstone says.
The Tories slash funding to the OFDC
and the Ontario Arts Council.
A system had been cobbled together over the previous decade with young filmmakers being encouraged to create features through funding provided by the OFDC
and Telefilm Canada.
He has been CEO of the OFDC
for the past 12 months.
With the OFDC
no longer funding projects, it's much more complex to get funds." Cavan says she is attracted to "auteur-driven material." It's one reason she has developed working relationships with directors such as Bruce McCulloch, Bruce McDonald, Don McKeller, Laurie Lynd, Peter Wellington and Chris Grismer.